April 24, 2014

Diamond Report

Diamond Report

High school baseball: Lutheran West downs Clearview in pitchers duelHigh school softball: Brunswick routs ElyriaHigh school softball: Elyria Catholic fights off Lorain, wind for victoryHigh school baseball: Black River avenges loss to Wellington
Monday April 14 Firelands at Keystone
Thursday April 17 Avon at Vermilion
Thursday April 24 Elyria Catholic at Midview
Friday April 25 Elyria at Amherst
Saturday April 26 Prebis Tournament
Keystone vs Bishop Hartley
Elyria vs North Canton Hoover
Monday April 28 Avon at Elyria Catholic
Tuesday April 29 Columbia at Clearview
Thursday May 01 Clearview at Keystone
Thursday May 08 Keystone at Columbia
Thursday May 08 Norwalk at Lorain
Saturday May 10 Elyria at Avon Lake

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

High school softball: Minney sparks Elyria past Walsh Jesuit

LAGRANGE — Things looked a little shaky Friday when Walsh Jesuit’s Lilli Piper cranked Caitlyn Minney’s 0-2 pitch over the center-field fence. It was Minney’s third pitch of the game. But not only did the Elyria senior settle down. Piper’s leadoff blast was the Warriors’ only hit of the game. The Pioneers (13-2) tied the Read More…

High school softball: Keystone edges North Royalton

LAGRANGE — Keystone pitcher Sara Lowman entered the game Friday against North Royalton at the Prebis Memorial Classic as a scared freshman on one of the biggest stages of her young career. Seven innings later, she was on her way to becoming another Wildcat legend. Lowman pitched a complete game four-hitter and drove in the Read More…

High school baseball: EC rocks Berea at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Playing at a major league stadium as a high school athlete is a big deal all on its own. Elyria Catholic made sure the experience would be even more memorable. Playing with pink wristbands to support EC principal Amy Butler, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, the Panthers scored three times in Read More…

High school softball notes: Keystone’s Prebis Classic continues to attract top talent

The Prebis Memorial Classic is in its eighth year and keeps getting better with age. This year’s edition will feature 40 games played over two days on nine fields at LaGrange Community Park and Wellington Recreation Park. The 30-team field includes seven teams that played in the state tournament last year in Akron and seven Read More…

Softball: Raiders’ Christine Lyzen and Pirates’ Dagmar Smith get along … off the diamond


SULLIVAN — Pitchers Christine Lyzen of Columbia and Dagmar Smith of Black River are summertime travel ball teammates and friends of longstanding. But put them in opposite dugouts during the high school season and all that teammate and buddy-buddy stuff goes on the back burner. They faced each other again Tuesday in a Patriot Athletic Read More…

Firelands softball coach stepping down to watch her daughter play in college


HENRIETTA TWP. — There was hardly a dry eye in the gym Friday afternoon after Judy Dostall called her Firelands softball players together and told them this is her final season as coach. They might have been downhearted at the time, but the Falcons responded well three days later. On Monday, with Dostall’s daughter, Sam, Read More…

Baseball: With 20 MLB scouts on hand, Middies ace throws no-hitter


EATON TWP. — Whenever Midview senior pitcher Eric Lauer takes the mound, it suddenly becomes an event. With at least 20 major league scouts putting up their radar guns with every pitch Monday, Lauer made sure he left an impression. Taking a perfect game into the fifth inning, Lauer (3-0) tossed his first no-hitter of Read More…

Softball: Avon wins fifth straight, improves to 4-0 in WSC


VERMILION — Longtime Avon coach Ken Matuszak knows how hard it is to go into Vermilion and walk away with win. He must not have bothered to share that lesson with his young team. Sophomore pitcher Anna Edwards struck out 11 Vermilion hitters and sophomore third baseman Ally Sumser drove in three runs as the Read More…

Softball: Firelands’ offense fails to show in pair of Showcase losses


AKRON — Firelands might want to ask for a partial refund of its entry fee for the 2013 Akron Racers Spring Showcase. After all, the Falcons only got to use half the diamond Sunday. Firelands managed just three hits in two games and didn’t advance a runner beyond first base in falling 6-0 to Cuyahoga Read More…

High school baseball notes: Return to roots helps Keystone’s Tyler Gullett blossom


Keystone had a banner season last year with a run to the Division III regionals, but with only five starters back, filling some holes was a must. Enter LaGrange resident Tyler Gullett, who transferred back to Keystone from St. Edward. Usually it’s the other way around with athletes leaving their friends and public school systems Read More…